West Ham are willing to let Javier Hernandez leave this summer. According to BBC Sport, West Ham will listen to offers for Chicharito and Lucas Perez this summer.
The Hammers have just released four senior players: Andy Carroll, Adrian, Samir Nasri and Toni Martinez. With Carroll and Martinez leaving, West Ham’s striker ranks have been depleted.
However, two more strikers could leave. If Hernandez and Perez both depart, this would leave Marko Arnautovic and Xande Silva as West Ham’s two strikers.
Manuel Pellegrini has identified this as a priority in the summer transfer window. The potential sales of Chicharito and Perez would help to fund a striker swoop.
Javier Hernandez at West Ham
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Hernandez was a marquee signing when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen two seasons ago.
The diminutive striker was world-renowned for his poaching ability. But his time at West Ham has been up and down with spells of good and bad form. He has also drifted in and out of the starting line-up under Slaven Bilic, David Moyes and Pellegrini.
This season, the Mexico international scored eight goals. This took his total West Ham tally to 16 goals (and four assists) in 61 matches.
But with one year remaining on his contract, West Ham are ready to cash in on Hernandez. The 30-year-old was linked with a £7m move to Valencia in January (Sky Sports News).
Meanwhile, Perez could also be returning to Spain. According to Noticias de Navarra, the Spaniard’s move to Deportivo Alaves for less than £2m should be completed soon.